Wilmington Police arrest 31 people during drug investigation

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A four month long drug investigation ended with more than 30 people facing charges in Wilmington.

Police say the Narcotics Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the WPD’s Gang Unit, Mobile Field Force Unit, Housing Task Force, K-9 Unit, Northwest Patrol Division and US Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested 23 people on 57 drug related outstanding warrants on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Eight additional people were arrested for various violations that happened in front of officers who were looking for suspects.

Police say residents complaining about drug dealing in neighborhoods led to the investigation.

Malik Morant,21: Sell/deliver Schedule 1 controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule 1 controlled substance

Demetrius Slaughter, 26: Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute; Sell heroin

Bernard Webb,34: Sell/deliver heroin; Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule 1 controlled substance

Shameka Bannerman, 28: Sell/deliver schedule IV controlled substance, maintain vehicle/dwelling/place controlled substance

Alton Williams, 42: Sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule 1 controlled substance, sell/deliver heroin

Keshawn Bradley, 25: Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule 1 controlled substance, sell/deliver heroin

Branson Mickey, 36: Trafficking opium or heroin, Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule 1 controlled substance, sell/deliver heroin

Zane Burton, 50: Sell/deliver heroin (2 counts), M/S/D/P controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school,  M/S/D/P controlled substance within 1000 feet of a park, Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule 1 controlled substance, 4 orders for arrest for failure to appear

John Williams, 53: Sell/deliver cocaine

Christ Powell, 35: Sell cocaine, Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule II controlled substance, M/S/D/P controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school

Antonio Gadsen Jr., 34: Sell/deliver cocaine

Leverne Pelzer, 39: Sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule II controlled substance

Bobby Fulmore, 33: Sell/ deliver schedule II controlled substance, Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute methamphetamine

Frederick Freeman, 51: Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule 1 controlled substance

Rashawn Brooks, 31: Sell heroin (2 counts), Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute heroin (2 counts), M/S/D/P controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school (2 counts)

Jonathan White, 26: Sell/deliver schedule IV controlled substance

Tyrone Tyson, 47: Sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance

Laurie Whitfield,53: Sell/deliver cocaine,  Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute cocaine, M/S/D/P controlled substance within 1000 feet of a park

Kevin Stevens, 40: Sell heroin (2 counts), Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule 1 controlled substance, M/S/D/P controlled substance within 1000 feet of a park, M/S/D/P controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school

Edward Burton, 43: Conspiracy to sell/deliver schedule 1 controlled substances, Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule 1 controlled substance, sell/deliver heroin

Rodna Robinson, 31: Sell/deliver heroin, Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule 1 controlled substance

Dwight Walker, 47: Sell heroin, M/S/D/P controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school, M/S/D/P controlled substance within 1000 feet of a park

William Lane, 60: Sell/deliver heroin (2 counts)

Arrests for on-site violations:

 

Richard Johnson, 30: Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule 1 controlled substance, Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute schedule II controlled substance, Possession of schedule IV controlled substance, M/S/D/P controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school, M/S/D/P controlled substance within 1000 feet of a park. WPD seized 4.17grams crack cocaine, 28 bags Heroin, 10.73grams marijuana, $2,500 cash, digital scales

John Williams (received additional charges upon arrest from above): possession of cocaine, possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. WPD seized 9.47 grams of cocaine and $541.

Jamaal Johnson, 24: Warrants for arrest for possession of schedule IV controlled substance, second degree trespass

Bobby Fulmore (received additional charges upon arrest from above): Possession of schedule VI controlled substance. WPD seized 28.5 grams of marijuana.

Winford Dooley, 39: Unrelated warrants for 2 counts of trafficking heroin, possession with intent to sell, distribute cocaine, sell/deliver cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia

Bobby Nichols, Jr., 29: Possession of schedule VI controlled substance, resisting public officer, possession of drug paraphernalia

Jolie Jordan, 26: Possession of drug paraphernalia, 3 warrants for failure to appear

Curtis Marshall, 33: Parole violation

Veshon Shaw, 24: Unrelated warrant for assault on a female

Walida Price, 37: Warrant for failure to appear, warrant for exploiting the elderly